but affect us, as lois, maybe even stop us. good for the soul, iguess, but not necessarily good for retailers. with me now, the wall street journal's steve more. spell it out. what -- and i know you monitor these sales numbers by the minute. what ffect so far? >> the fallen angels in connecticut will move the area, the country, the world to more compassion, caring, working, harder to help each other. it will be like a september september 11th effect, eggs and much more profound. so people we will shift from conspicuous consumption to giving more to churches and synagogues and spiritual institutions and give more to communities instead of shoppers shopping f their own homes, there will be giving the money to habitat for humanity. instead of shopping for themselves, they will be giving the institutions that help e communities tat are so broke and underfunded. neil: have you seen evidence of that, reported chips? >> right afte hurricane sandy when we were all thanksgiving day and night working our way through wal-mart's across the country. people were buying one big gift, but for somebody else.